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WAC 246-840-344

Licensure for ARNP applicants educated and licensed outside the United States.

(1) An applicant for ARNP licensure in Washington state, educated and licensed outside the United States, shall:
(a) Apply for and be granted an active RN license, or recognition in another state or jurisdiction, without sanctions or restrictions, issued by a regulatory entity outside the United States, and have been practicing at an advanced practice level;
(b) Submit a course-by-course evaluation of education from a commission approved credential evaluating service verifying the advanced nursing educational program completed by the applicant is equivalent to the ARNP education identified in WAC 246-840-455;
(c) Hold certification from a certifying body as identified in WAC 246-840-302(3); and
(d) Have been performing advanced clinical practice in his or her country for at least two hundred fifty hours within the two years prior to the date of application for ARNP licensure.
(2) An applicant educated and licensed outside of the United States shall:
(a) Apply for and be granted a Washington state RN license, without sanctions or restrictions, as identified in WAC 246-840-045;
(b) Submit a completed ARNP application to the commission;
(c) Submit the license fee as specified in WAC 246-840-990;
(d) Submit a course-by-course evaluation of education completed from a commission approved credential evaluating service;
(e) Request the certifying body, as identified in WAC 246-840-302(3), to send official documentation of certification directly to the commission; and
(f) Submit evidence of at least two hundred fifty hours of advanced clinical practice as an ARNP, or in an advanced practice role, within the two years prior to the date of application. The two hundred fifty hours may include teaching advanced nursing practice if providing direct patient care as a faculty member or serving as a preceptor in a clinical setting.
(3) Internationally educated ARNP applicants who do not meet advanced clinical practice requirements shall complete two hundred fifty hours of supervised advanced clinical practice for every two years the applicant may have been out of practice, not to exceed one thousand hours.
(4) An ARNP applicant needing to complete supervised advanced clinical practice shall obtain an ARNP interim permit consistent with the requirements for supervised practice defined in WAC 246-840-340 (4) and (5).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.110. WSR 19-08-031, § 246-840-344, filed 3/27/19, effective 4/27/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.050, 18.79.110, and 18.79.160. WSR 16-08-042, § 246-840-344, filed 3/30/16, effective 4/30/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.010, [18.79.]050, [18.79.]110, and [18.79.]210. WSR 09-01-060, § 246-840-344, filed 12/11/08, effective 1/11/09.]
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